This picture was taken from the 35th floor balcony. When I saw it, I knew I had to take a photo of it. It was so stunning and that moment it felt like the sky is opening and angels are soon going to come out. It reminds me of the movies with angels. Then I just realized that we often take for granted the things around us. Our society today becomes so self-absorbed that we look pass more important things in life. How often do you bend your head and fumble with your phone? When was the last time you look up in the sky and appreciate its beauty? When was the last time you went for a walk without checking your phone and just really plainly walk? Not even listening to music? We often say that we take photos to preserve the memories. Yes, I understand because I do the same thing. However, what memory have you stored with that picture? What was the story behind it? What was the real significance of that moment when you took that photo? If you can’t answer any of it then it will just be it, a photo. I remember when I was young whenever we look at old photographs of our grandmother; every picture has a story. It was like yesterday when she tells us what happened in the picture, where it was, the people she was with, what it felt like during that moment and she remembers it vividly. Now, I challenge you to put down your phone, go for a walk, feel your surroundings, look at the sky and just be alive! It’s rejuvenating. Then the next time you’re going to take a photo, take a moment to enjoy it and try to preserve the memory in your heart first so you have something to tell your grandchildren about the photos you’ve taken.